April 22, 1935 – Oct. 18, 2012
Dana was born in the Qu’Appelle Valley of southern Saskatchewan. At age 10, he and his mother moved to Vancouver. There, Dana completed high school at age 16 and went on to university, where he studied electrical engineering. From there he won a scholarship to Royal Roads Academy in Victoria, there winning a scholarship to study in London, England. On his return from England, he worked for Northern Electric, moving on to Canadian Admiral Corporation as technician, then becoming West Coast representative for Canadian Admiral for some time. Dana moved to 100 Mile House in 1987, where he owned and operated Action T.V. and Appliances for many years, until his illness took over his life. He passed away at Fischer Place in 100 Mile, after his long battle with cancer.
He is survived by his wife Doris of 43 years, his daughters: Sheryl and Sandra and their families, of the Lower Mainland, B.C.; his brother-in-law George Vernon and his wife Eleanor; his step-daughter, Tawna Stepan of 100 Mile House, and her family of Kelowna, B.C.; his step-son Tim Vernon and his wife Linda, and their family of Yukon Territory; Brian and Sandy Vernon and their family of Prince George, B.C. He is also survived by friend Dan Brown of Prince George and his closest friend and buddy and co-worker for many years, Rolf Marschall of 100 Mile.
There will be no service, by previous request. There will be a private farewell when his ashes are scattered on Okanagan Lake, as were his wishes.
We wish to thank the caring staff at Fischer Place for their care and attention to Dana’s needs.
Should anyone wish to make a contribution in Dana’s name, please do so to the ‘Adult Day Services’ program at 100 Mile and District Hospital.
100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd. in charge of arrangements.